Greece registers 2,018 new coronavirus infections; 608 patients on ventilators

The National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced 2,018 new coronavirus infections in Greece in the last 24 hours, of which 2 were identified at entry points to the country.

The total number of infections since the pandemic began is 99,306 as of Thursday. Of these, 4,851 are related to travel abroad and 25,924 to already known cases.

Currently 608 patients are on ventilators throughout Greece. Their median age is 65, 80.8 pct has an underlying condition or is aged 70 or more and 166 are women.

Another 524 have been discharged from ICUs since the first outbreak.

EODY also announced that 99 people died in the last 24 hours, bringing fatalities to 2,001 in Greece. The median age of all deceased patients was 80 years, 97.1 pct had an underlying condition and/or was aged 70 or more and 806 were women.

The slowly dropping number of new cases was reflected in fewer regions with triple-digit daily cases reported on Thursday, although those concerning patients on ventilators and deaths continue to be high.

Thessaloniki region still led Athens on Thursday, with 562 and 408 new cases, respectively. The only other triple-digit metropolitan regions were Larissa (115) in central Greece and Pieria (113) in northern Greece. The number of regions with over 50 daily cases also dropped: Imathia and Pella (70 each), Serres (60), all in northern Greece, and 52 in Magnesia, including Volos metropolitan area (52).